Junior League of New Orleans

Freret 5K

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Promote health, fitness, and our community while supporting an organization striving to Advance the Wellbeing of Women. The Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) invites you to the 3rd Annual Freret 5K presented by Ochsner Baptist on Saturday, October 17, 2015.

Beginning and ending at JLNO’s Bloomin’ Deals Thrift Shop, this 5K and half-mile fun run:

  • showcases a vibrant economic corridor,
  • promotes family fitness, and
  • raises funds for JLNO’s community projects and volunteer efforts.

JLNO has been a member of the Freret community for 55 years with its Bloomin’ Deals Thrift Store and believes this exciting event will further encourage the health and wellness of the City’s citizens and businesses.

The Freret 5K is a family friendly event that encourages a sense of community among all ages and enables the area’s residents and business owners to share their neighborhood. In 2014, registration fees from over 410 participants, along with the generosity of our sponsors, donors, and volunteers, combined to raise over $21,000 for JLNO's community projects and sponsor 30 youth runners.  This money combines with 45,000 hours of direct volunteer service by JLNO members to impact the lives of those in Metropolitan New Orleans.

Pre-Race Packet Pickup & Late Registration:

Bloomin’ Deals Thrift Shop Thursday, October 15 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.

Event Details:

7:00 am - Race day registration and packet pick-up opens
8:00 am - Start of Half-Mile Run/Walk
8:20 am - Start of 5K Run/Walk

Presented by:


Entry Fees:

$25.00 Adult Registration prior to September 30
$20.00 per person for Team Registration (4 minimum)
$30.00 Adult Registration October 1 through day of race
$15.00 Youth (15 under) & Senior (65 over) Registration

All participants registered before September 30 will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate from Tasc Performance.

Click here to register online.

You may also register in person at JLNO Headquarters at 4319 Carondelet from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Participation in the 5K or fun run includes:

  • a race t-shirt
  • post-race refreshments
  • entertainment
  • awards presentation
  • children’s activities

Prizes provided by:

Tasc Performance, Varsity Sports and Brooks, Spa Savoir Faire, Yogurtland, HourBlast, Wayfare, Vitiamin Shoppe, Mignon Faget, Ltd., Cure, Academy Sports, La Thai Uptown, Martin's Wine Cellar, Haase's, Stein's Market and Deli, 504Fit, Barre3, Origami, High Hat Cafe, Feet First, Mignon for Childre, Bean's Formal Wear, Boo Koo Bounce, NOLA Aikido, NOLA Couture, and more!

All participants will be entered into a post-race drawing from gift certificates and merchandise from local businesses.

Post Race Festivities

Refreshments provided by:

NOLA Brewing, Midway Pizza, Domino’s, New Orleans Coffee & Beignet Company, d'Juice Fresh Juice and Smoothies, JCB Creations, Donner-Peltier Distillers, Wayfare, Krispy Krunchy Foods, LLC, Dat Dog, Wine Cellar, Reily Foods Company, The Fresh Market, Yogurtland, and more!

Not a runner but don’t want to miss the fun at the Freret 5K? Donate to JLNO's Diaper Bank and attend the after-party! Enjoy food, drinks, music, and children’s activities in front of Bloomin’ Deals.

Receive a Spectator Wristband for a $10 contribution or by donating an unopened pack of disposable diapers (minimum quantity of 20) to JLNO’s Diaper Bank.

Click here to purchase a Spectator Wristband in advance.

Bring diapers the day of the event to retrieve a wristband for entry into the after-party. At present, our greatest need is sizes 4 through 6 and pull-up diapers.



Grand Champion Sponsor

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Liberty Cheesesteaks

Shields Mott LLP

Uptown Messenger


Bronze Sponsors

Anytime Fitness Freret

Bourgeois Bennett, LLC

Bright Eyes Optique


Freret Paint

Hales Pediatrics


Kushner LaGraize

Superior Honda

Tolar Family Dentist

Toso Orthodontics, LLC

To donate to or sponsor the Freret 5K, please email info@jlno.org, or contact our Headquarters at 504-891-5845.